Bundesliga football returns to our screens this weekend following the excitement of German Cup football in midweek. Six games are scheduled to be played on Saturday with Stuttgart’s home game against Borussia Monchengladbach from 17:30 GMT the focus of this preview. With both teams needing a win to improve their chances of qualifying for Europe next term, this should be a tense 90 minutes and an enjoyable watch for armchair fans.
Stuttgart sit in 10th place
Stuttgart sit 10th in the Bundesliga with their stats for this campaign so far showing five wins and six draws against four defeats. They have scored 30 goals in that time but conceded 22 in the process. A tally of 21 points means the locals are four behind Wolfsburg and the top six with seven points the difference between them and Borussia Dortmund in fourth.
Recent results show Stuttgart have been struggling for consistency with their last four games producing one win, one draw and pair of defeats. The spare victory did come in their most recent league match, however, when beating FC Augsburg 4-1 on the road six days ago. The beaten team that day finished with 10 men after Richter was sent off for a second bookable offence on 76 minutes, but the game was over by that point.
Monchengladbach shocked Bayern
Borussia Monchengladbach started the week in seventh with six wins and six draws from their opening 15 league matches. The 24 points against their name means they are just one behind the top-six with four to find to match the leading four sides and qualification for Champions League football next term.
The visitors have won two and drawn two of their last five but did bag each of the last six points available to them. They arrive in town having edged Arminia Bielfeld 1-0 in their opening game of the year before shocking Bayern Munich with a 3-2 win last Friday.
Stuttgart vs Monchengladbach prediction
Stuttgart must improve if they are to stand any chance of winning this game, but they do have the home advantage. Monchengladbach will take confidence from back-to-back victories and fans will be eager to see them complete the hat-trick. Doing so could push them back up into the prize places and get their season firing again.
Stuttgart are 3.38 to win with Borussia Monchengladbach 2.71 and the draw 2.44.
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